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HFEA

Abbrev. for Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
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During The Entrepreneurship Journey program, Ford brought together several educational institutions, such as the US' Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Ireland's Dublin City University (DCU) Business School, both of which played a major part in shaping the first HFEA workshop held in Riyadh last year.
The distinctive Future Transportation and Mobility programme became the second HFEA workshop in Dubai, following The Entrepreneurship Journey workshop earlier in the year, also held in the city's Youth Hub at Emirates Towers.
"Students selected to participate in the HFEA had the opportunity to shape their thinking and learn how to build their future businesses using best international practices.
Approval of the Newcastle clinic's facilities, equipment and staff was announced by the HFEA in March, but separate appraisals are still needed to assess the suitability of each candidate.
A HFEA spokeswoman said: "Our Statutory Approvals Committee has considered applications from the Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life, part of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for the use of mitochondrial donation in treatment for two patients, both of which have been approved."
Anne Scanlan, from the pro-life organisation Life, said: "The HFEA now has the reputation of being the first regulator in the world to approve this uncertain and dangerous technology.
A spokesman for the HFEA added: "The committee has added a condition to the licence that no research using gene editing may take place until the research has received research ethics approval."
However, it would remain illegal to implant the modified embryos inside a woman, the HFEA cautioned.
HFEA officials said they sympathised with Mrs Warren, who uses her late husband's first name as her surname, but said Mr Brewer did not give written consent to his sperm being stored beyond April 2015.
In terms of parenting, the law states that men who donate sperm through fertility clinics licensed by the HFEA are not the legal father of any child born through that donation, even in cases where the donor and recipient know one another.